The Sound of Silence

It's amazing. Every day now for weeks now — for months now — Democrats have been blasting the president for going soft on corporate crooks.

He's slow to act, they say. Slower still to correct.

Yet here we have this big Justice Department crackdown on Adelphia Communications. The founder and CEO led away in handcuffs. His sons, the same. Two others, also indicted. No less than the Securities and Exchange Commission also weighing in on the most stunning series of events we've seen since these scandals started.

And what do we hear from the president's critics? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. Not even an, "it's about time." At least that would have been something.

I'm not being partisan, but come on. If you're gonna blast the guy for not doing something would it kill you for a kind word when he does do something? No, it's far too easy to play politics, than play fair.

Surely I'm not the only one noticing a trend here?

The Justice Department gets an indictment and guilty verdict to stick against Arthur Andersen. But from Democrats, not so much as a thank you.

The SEC forces nearly 1,000 CEOs to personally sign off on their financial statements. But from Democrats, not so much as a good for you — more like "screw you."

To which I respond, "what's the deal with you?"

I think I know. It is easier to say something isn't getting done, when it is, than to admit you're smarmy phonies, when you are.

Your silence is deafening.

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